Pensions and Retirement

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A chapter from The TUC Workplace Manual.

The TUC believes that everyone should be able to retire in dignity with a decent pension. We campaign for better pensions for today's pensioners and work to ensure that people still at work can look forward to decent pensions. Here is where you can find our detailed briefings and reports on pensions policy. To find out more information about your pension rights, go to Know Your Rights.

This subjects also provides information for [Member Trustee Network] and how to [join].

The TUC provides its own stakeholder pension scheme, providing working people and their families with a first class way to save for retirement. To find out more go to [TUC Stakeholder Pension Scheme].


Commenting on the publication today (Thursday) of a report by the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association, which notes the success of auto-enrolment but highlights the need to increase contributions to ensure adequate retirement incomes, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “Automatic enrolment has given millions a workplace pension for the...
24 November 2016
The TUC has warned the independent review of the State Pension age, which has published an interim report today (Thursday), that any further rise to the state pension age would be unfair and unhelpful to the challenges ahead.
13 October 2016
More than a quarter of a million pension savers a year are being left to “fend for themselves” when it comes to retirement decisions, new TUC analysis has revealed today (Wednesday).
05 October 2016
Commenting on new figures published today (Thursday) by the Office for National Statistics, which show a record high membership in occupational pensions since the data was first published in 2008, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “Automatic enrolment has made a good start by bringing millions more people into workplace...
22 September 2016
TUC's analysis of issues being considered by the Independent Review of State Pension age
05 September 2016
The latest newsletter looks at the Pension v ISA event with Baroness Jeannie Drake and Michael Johnson and the new TUC report Unfinished Business: Building a fresh consensus on workplace pensions launched at the event. It also includes articles on the British Steel Pension Scheme and the Work and Pensions...
05 July 2016
A TUC report published today (Monday) has found that as many as three million part-time women workers are excluded from workplace pensions. The report Unfinished Business: Building a fresh consensus on workplace pensions, finds from analysis of official data that 4.6 million UK workers earn less than £10,000, which is...
28 June 2016
Commenting on a report on automatic enrolment pensions published today (Sunday) by the Work and Pensions Committee, which includes proposals to extend access and to increase mandatory contributions, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “This report is a timely reminder that more action is needed to boost contributions and bring...
15 May 2016
New life expectancy figures reveal danger of hiking up the state pension age, says TUC Commenting on today’s (Thursday) ONS statistics on healthy life expectancy, which reveals stark differences across the UK, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “Given the vast differences in healthy life expectancy between rich and poor,...
10 March 2016
The TUC has welcomed new figures today from the Office for National Statistics which show growing numbers of workers with pensions schemes as a result of automatic enrolment. The data show that workplace pension scheme membership has increased from 59% in 2014 to 64% in 2015. Membership increased most for...
03 March 2016

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